There! I've Said It Again

Album: There! I've Said It Again (1963)
Charted: 34 1


  • This is one of two US #1 hits whose lyrics begin with the words "I Love You." The other: "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band.
  • This was the last US #1 hit before the Beatles took over the charts. When this dropped off, The Beatles came on for 14 weeks, with "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (7 weeks), "She Loves You" (2 weeks), and "Can't Buy Me Love" (5 weeks).
  • A #1 hit for Vaughn Monroe in 1945, but the first time it was recorded and released was in 1941 by the Benny Carter Orchestra.
  • Vinton was appearing in a concert when a "long-haired, bearded DJ" shouted to him as Vinton was walking to the stage, "Come here!" Vinton obliged, and the DJ told him that if he would record "There! I Said It Again," he would have his third #1 hit. The advice stunned Vinton as he took the stage.
  • Vinton did this in one take. He dismissed everybody from the studio, saying, "That's it. I could sing this all night, but it's not going to get any better. It's a hit just the way it is. Goodnight, everybody!" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL, for all above

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 25, 1964, Bobby Vinton performed "There! I've Said It Again" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was in it's last day at #1 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the following day the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" started it's seven week run as the #1* record...
    Between 1962 and 1980 Bobby Vinton had forty-four records on the Top 100 chart; nine made the Top 10 with four reaching #1, "Roses Are Red (My Love)" {for 4 weeks in 1962}, "Blue Velvet" {for 3 weeks in 1963}, "There! I've Said It Again" {for 4 weeks in 1964} and "Mr. Lonely" {for 1 week in 1964}...
    Mr. Vinton, born Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr., will celebrate his 83rd birthday in three months on April 16th {2018}...
    * After "I Want To Hold Your Hand" stayed at #1 for seven weeks, the Fab Four then also held the top spot for the following seven weeks, "She Loves You" for 2 weeks and "Can't Buy Me Love" for 5 weeks...
    And it was sixty-two year-old Louis Armstrong that finally knocked them out of the top spot with his "Hello, Dolly!"
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 7th 1963, the Beatles appeared as panelists on the BBC-TV program 'Juke Box Jury'...
    One of records the Fab Four panned was Bobby Vinton's "There, I've Said It Again"; at the time the record was at #22 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, twenty-two days later on December 29th it would peak at #1 for four weeks...
    And on January 26th, 1964 it was the Beatles themselves with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" that knocked Mr. Vinton out of the number one spot...
    On the same 'Jury' show the Beatles really liked Elvis' "Kiss Me Quick"; it would peak at #34 on the Top 100 chart.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 19th 1964, Bobby Vinton performed a medley of three of his #1 records; "Blue Velvet," "Roses Are Red (My Love)," and "There! I've Said It Again" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    He had one other #1, "Mr. Lonely", which peaked for one week later in 1964...
    At the time of his appearance on 'Sullivan' he was in his 4th and final week at #1 with the "There!" record, and as already stated the very next week the Beatles started their run of 14 consecutive weeks in the top spot.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 12th 1964, "There! I've Said It Again" by Bobby Vinton was staring its third week of four weeks at #1; and way down the Top 100 chart at position #45 was a debut record titled "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by these four long-haired (for that time period) British guys...
    The following week it jumped from #45 to #3 ("Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen kept them out of the #2 spot)...
    R.I.P. John & George, and Mr. Vinton, born Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr., will celebrate his 79th birthday in three months on April 16th.
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, Cawhat a genius chart by arranger Stan Applebaum! The instrumental ending is will always stick in my head.
  • Frederick from Cleveland, OhA bit technical..."Please Don't Go" starts with "Babe, I love you so..."
  • Cio from Lithonia, GaAlso, This is one of two songs that kept "Louie, Louie" by the Kingsmen, from reaching No 1...The other being "Dominique" by the Singing Nun.
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